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Give credit where credit is due

Possible interpretation: The implication is that even if we are reluctant to praise someone, we should do so if the praise is deserved.

Note: credit (noun) = public praise or acknowledgment | due (adj.) = merited; deserved

Quick Quiz:

"Give credit where credit is due" suggests that we should express approval or admiration whenever it is
  1. merited
  2. asked for
  3. unwarranted

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